I am already in my late 40s but I am still very active in socio-civic and community outreach activities. Doing charity work and helping the needy have become a part of my being. It’s something I won’t stop doing as long as I am alive. However, my body is telling me that I should stop or take long breaks. During the last few months, I have been suffering from minor muscle and joint pains. Usually, I feel pain on my lower back and knees. But then, whenever I see the happy grateful faces of the people I help, I say to myself that body pains should not be a hindrance to my calling and basically my life. Instead of stopping from doing what I love the most, I looked for ways that can effectively ease away the pain in my muscles and bones.
I remember I had a conversation with one of my colleagues about massages and physical therapy or physiotherapy. During our conversation, she told me that she was suffering from pains in her thighs and legs due to long walks. She was also enduring pains in her hips, which pushed her to decisively take actions and look for a treatment that is not costly. She tried physiotherapy in one of the most reputable clinics in Werribee. My colleague found out about the clinic online because she had no time visiting at least three physiotherapy clinics. She stumbled upon wyndhamrehab.com.au and was impressed with the website’s design, layout and content.
After remembering that conversation and the website, I went to my laptop and searched about the clinic. On the website, I learned about the different services that include physio, massage, podiatry, manual therapy, Pilates, psychology, exercise, foot care, and dietary advice. I like the fact that the clinic is comprised of various types of healthcare professionals who are all highly experienced in their respective fields. I searched for their opening hours and was happy when I found out that they are open until eight o’clock in the evening during weekdays. They are also open during Saturdays.
Most of the time, my Saturdays are blocked because it is usually one of the days that our outreach and socio-civic activities are scheduled. So, I contacted the clinic through the telephone number posted on their website. I had my appointment scheduled on a Wednesday. But before I finalized my appointment, I checked first whether or not they have a female physiotherapist. Luckily, they have one who is just a young and starting professional member of the team.
While waiting for the day of my appointment, I tried to know more about physiotherapy. I am thankful that the website also has content about the therapy. I learned that every type of patient according to his or her injury or condition can have a treatment that will lead to complete recovery. Whether the injury is chronic or acute, there is an appropriate physiotherapist from the clinic that can provide any patient with quality treatment. I was amazed that the treatment will depend on the patient’s condition or severity of injury. This means that I will have a treatment that is different from others because I have a different condition. I like the fact that the physiotherapists are well-informed and have a deep understanding when it comes to the human body’s anatomy, biomechanics and physiology. I find it reliable and worthy of trust that every physiotherapist has their own specific experience and knowledge that they use to tailor a recovery program that is also very specific to the patient’s needs.
I got further interest on the conditions that a physiotherapy treatment can help improve. I learned that the treatment can address problems or injuries such as sports injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, injuries that are related to motor vehicle accident, back and neck pain, headache and spinal management, balance problems, and workplace injuries, occupational rehabilitation, arthritis and joint pains.
On the day of my appointment, I was very excited because recovery from the muscle and joint pains I feel mean more years of doing work that greatly helps other people. In the clinic, the physiotherapist assigned to me immediately greeted me and asked about my basic information. After that, she proceeded with questions about my condition. She wanted to know about the things I do that led to the muscle and joint pains I am now suffering from. She was very kind, calm and very attentive to everything I said. She performed some type of therapy or massage on my affected muscles and joints. After that, she talked about me the possible recovery program that I should follow. Of course, the program includes a schedule of visits to the clinic and the type of treatment that will be performed on me.
I left the clinic feeling rejuvenated and very optimistic.